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The government minister with responsibility for housing has strongly disputed a Sligo councillor’s claim that not enough is being done to tackle homelessness. Independent Councillor Declan Bree told Housing and Urban Renewal Minister Damien English in Sligo yesterday that they have been hearing the government talking about its plan to…

A government minister has promised Sligo County Council that if it needs more staff in its housing department to deal with specific schemes or projects, they will be approved. Minister for Housing and Urban Renewal Damien English was in Sligo today to meet council officials and councillors. He heard high…

TDs are being asked to sanction a referendum on enshrining the right to housing in our constitution. The joint initiative of the Peter McVerry Trust – the National Organisation of the Unemployed and Independent Donegal TD Thomas Pringle seeks to add a number of innate rights to our laws. It’s…

Donegal County Council is finding it hard to get contractors to do maintenance work on houses. That’s because there are other bigger contracts available at present as well as higher pay for trades people elsewhere. The issue was highlighted during a municipal district meeting of the council yesterday in Donegal…

A Sligo-based board member of the Irish League of Credit Unions says credit unions should be allowed get into the mortgage market, including giving loans to local authorities to provide housing. Seamus Kilgannon, who’s also a county councillor, was reacting to reports today that some credit unions are turning away…

Sligo County Council have received over 12 million euro in funding for housing and transport works to be started in 2017. The department of the environment have allocated just under 3 million euro for the building of 22 social houses at Fr. O’Flanagan terrace. The first housing contract in seven…